I listen to color November 29, 2012 4:43 PMSubscribe
An artist who was born with achromatopsia, a condition that prevents the cones in the retina from functioning and as a result the world is perceived in black, white, and grey. was fitted with a machine that enabled him to detect color through sound (an "eyeborg").
This artist, Neil Harbisson, describes what it is like to now perceive color in a Ted Talk "I listen to color"(Ted Talk) and a first-person description.
Some of his art work includes a
sonochromatic Portrait and music. He also promotes the rights of both himself and others to have sensory extensions; the information as to how to build your own eyeborg detector is free.